The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is a United States proposed law introduced on November 30, 2011 by U.S. Representative Michael Rogers. he bill would give the U.S. government additional options and resources to ensure the security of networks against attacks and enforce copyright and patents.
SOPA would have cost private companies a lot of time and money since it made them responsible to police their entire user base. On the other hand, CISPA gives companies unprecedented power against you, zero legal risk and no cost. No wonder they (IBM, Facebook, Microsoft, Oracle, EMC, Intel and many more) are supporting the bill, so no SOPA-style blackouts this time (:D).
“On behalf of Microsoft, I want to commend Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger for the introduction of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011.“
“…this bill is an important first step towards addressing significant problems in cyber security.” – Fred Humphries, Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Corporation.
“The ‘Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011’ provides a solid framework and useful legal protections to permit the timely flow of actionable threat information in order for organizations to better protect themselves and customers.” – Christopher Padilla, Vice President governmental Programs, IBM.
But several commentators have compared CISPA to the controversial Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) bill.
If you want to protest the bill, write a letter to your local representative to protest CISPA here.
So, are you SUPPORTING it or PROTESTING against CISPA? Everyone may share his/her opinion with us.